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People and places

Giving back

•The National Association of Letter Carriers’ annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive will be today. Residents are asked to place nonperishable food items in a grocery bag by their mailbox for letter carriers to pick up. In addition, Abbett Elementary students won the local school food drive competition by collecting 2,200 pounds of food.

•Bob Evans, Coliseum Boulevard East and Coldwater Road, will donate a portion of diners’ purchases from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today to benefit the Community Transportation Network, which provides and coordinates transportation to Allen County seniors, people with disabilities and economically disadvantaged families and children.

•The Fort Wayne Area PTA Council donated $1,000 to Blessings in a Backpack, which provides elementary school students food each Friday to ensure they have food to eat over the weekend. The donation will help feed 11 children.

•The Summit City Parrot Heads raised $4,000 for HOPE for Animals at their annual fundraiser last month.

•The Fort Wayne Heart Ball raised nearly $110,000 for the American Heart Association during its annual gala last month.


•Teacher Diane Menze was awarded a $500 mall gift card by Glenbrook Square in honor of National Teacher Day on May 7. Menze won the most votes on the mall’s Facebook page.

Jonathan Myers was honored for his 16 years of service on the board for Peabody Public Library in Columbia City.


The Woodlan High School class of 1973 will have its reunion at 2 p.m. June 15 at the VFW Post 2457, 12700 Dawkins Road in New Haven. For information, contact Larry Lyons at 493-1652, Dick Shuman at 483-0159 or email

Volunteers sought

•The Muscular Dystrophy Association is in need of volunteer counselors, especially men, for its annual summer camp at YMCA Camp Potawotami in South Milford from June 8 to 14. If interested, contact Anita McConn at 486-6698 or email

•The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers to assist with area blood drives in Allen and Wells counties and at the Fort Wayne Donor Center. For information, call 480-8218 or email